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High Point Christian is Overflowing with Talent

Over the past few weekends, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to travel out to the NCISAA Live Period and get a closer look at the private school landscape. The gym was filled with countless notable teams and individuals at every turn. College coaches were in attendance and extending offers to deserving prospects. While there were various standouts, storylines, and takeaways, few topics are more...

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Grassroots Team Preview: NC Spartans Liles

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness in Kernersville, North Carolina for the NC Spartans’ media day. The practice featured their five 17U squads, which allowed us to see the differences in style and roster construction between each team. We’ve seen this program put kids in college on a yearly basis, yet this might honestly be their most talented group from top to bottom....

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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons  #34: 5’5 ’25 Dean Ruthstrom (Lake Norman Charter) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to highlight steady improvement within his progression, Dean Ruthstrom. He’s a young, wiry, unselfish guard prospect with an active motor and the ability to apply pressure as a spot-up threat from beyond the arc. Ruthstrom moves well without the ball, hits...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Don Ledford   #24: 5’8 ’23 Grayson Cathey (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to provide his team with a consistent two-way presence, Grayson Cathey. He’s a wiry guard prospect with a quality feel and unselfish, team-first mentality. Cathey scored as needed, but it was his defensive prowess that made the strongest impact. Next in his...

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